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. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
. right now the nasdaq is up 12 points at 3650. >>> developing news, president obama says the u.s. is still trying to confirm a deadly chemical weapons attack in syria near the capital of damascus. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. you know, we are already in communications with the entire international community. >> president obama tells cnn that if toxic gases were used, such actions are very troublesome and will require america's attention. he didn't specify what, if any, action the u.s. would take against syria. there could be 1,000 to 1600 victims in this week's attack. the syrian government denies involvement. >>> new this morning, north and south korea will allow families who have been separated for decades to see each other again. the emotional reunions will happen late next month at a north korean mountain resort. it will be the first such reunion to take place in three years. 100 families each from the sort and south have been invited to the event. the announcement is the latest conciliatory announcement from the north whic
. >>> it's a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. today president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. lisa argen is here now with a talk about the end of the month and how it's all shaping up. >> we are looking at a lot of cloud cover in san francisco, north of the bay, as well, the exploratorium. we are starting off much milder but that doesn't necessarily mean we will end up warmer today. i will explain and let you know how the rest of august is shaping up. >> also ahead, growing tensions in syria. how the united states could soon get involved. and emirates new zealand is now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final against team oracle usa. what stopped the kiwis >> knew this morn
, of course, the president, mr. obama is there he is going to be speaking as well as former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. you can watch all of these events unfold live on our website. just log on any time to see this happening live, nbcbayarea.com. >>> crews have gained a little more ground on the massive wildfire now burning next to the hetch hetchy reservoir. the rim fire has grown to 18 ever 87,000 acres, larger than the size of san jose, san francisco and oakland combined. more than 4,000 fire personnel are now fighting the fire and they have it 23% contained. this is up from 20% from last night. the fire has already destroy ready 111 buildings, including 11 homes. 5500 other structures are threatened this morning including hundreds of homes. campgrounds within yosemite have been evacuated as well as tuolumne city the rim fire is releasing massive amounts of smoke into the air. those plumes are traveling more than 100 miles, clouding the skies in nevada and causing health problems for people there meteorologist christina loren has new details on the air quality in and around
for president obama. >> also. word from north korea about the young leader and the untimely death of his former girlfriend. >> also. fire burning in and around yosemite slowing down a little. that is why no one declares victory yet. >> famous old bridge troll destiny uncertain for weeks. cal-trans decision nichblingts from the sutro tower cam are watching san francisco some fog out there check out the wake up weather. plus look at what direction your the. >> major set back today for president obama and effort to build an international coalition to support military striking against sir yeah. britain parliament rejected a vote endorsing action to intervene in the crisis in damascas meaning britain wouldn't play any direct role in u.s. attack. 0pwachl administration presented new evidence to lawmakers today that syrian government forces used chemical weapons against their own people. signal the u.s. could be willing to act alone. >> bizarre story from north korea where the country dictator reportedly had former girlfriend executed by a firing squad. south korea newspaper is reporting singe
was burglarize. >> up next on 7 news at 11:00. an international set become for president obama. >> also. word from north korea about the young leader and the untimely death of his former girlfriend. >> also. fire burning in and around yosemite slowing down a little. that is why no one declares victory yet. >> famous old bridge troll destiny uncertain for weeks. cal-trans decision nichblingts from the sutro tower cam are watching san francisco some fog out there check out the wake up weather. plus look at what the. >> major set back today for president obama and effort to build an international coalition to support military striking against sir yeah. britain parliament rejected a vote endorsing action to intervene in the crisis in damascas meaning britain wouldn't play any direct role in u.s. attack. 0pwachl administration presented new evidence to lawmakers today that syrian government forces used chemical weapons against their own people. signal the u.s. could be willing to act alone. >> bizarre story from north korea where the country dictator reportedly had former girlfriend execute
president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. he's from antioch. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. meteorologist lisa argen here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> well, we have extra clouds and less wind this morning. it allows for a mild start. in fact, the clouds are burning back already. san francisco in the 60s. we will look for a nice, mild afternoon here. the heat, well, it hasn't been too hot inland. we will talk about a little bit of warmth coming your way for the week ahead. that's next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, new developments surrounding last week's alleged chemical attack in syria. what the white house is saying this morning. and emrats new zealand now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final.
th anniversary of the many marching on washington joining president obama and former president clinton and jimmy carter remembering martin luther king j "i have a dream" teach with munitions -- musicians scheduled. >> an attorney for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover up to $300,000 of his legal spends -- expenses. the lawyer says the law requires the state to pay all legal costs because he was acquitted of all charges after a five week trial in the shooting of trayvon martin. >> the mcmansion is back after downsizing during the recession the average size of a new home in the united states is now larger than ever. the "wall street journal" reports new homes are now a record 2,642 square feet larger than the record of 2,561 square feet in usually 23 -- 2009. home builders can make more money helping to pay for the rising cost of land and the bay area is included in the new trend and according to a recent housing report, the san jose sunnyvale and santa clara markets saw the 4th biggest increase in home sizes in the nation with a 15 percent jump. >> the numbe
. this is where dr. king said those iconic words back in 1963 where president obama will deliver a speech of his own in a few hours and take a look at that very spot 50 years ago today where martin luther king had that poignant statement that's been a call to action so many generations afterwards. >> when you read about the history of this and think of the preparation, a quarter of a million people gathered on that day 50 years ago in a violence-free protest against a lack of civil rights and jobs. >> a moment that means so much to so many. al is there. he's in washington. he'll speak with the son of martin luther king jr. in a moment. we will begin with some breaking news. the crisis in syria. >> even as the u.s. military prepares to launch missiles at syria, a group of renegade computer hackers with close ties to the syrian military rallied to the defense of syrian president bashir al assad by attacking, of all things, "the new york times" and twitter. for the second time in two weeks, "the new york times" website crashed on tuesday. a group of computer hackers called the syrian electronic arm
, because of the latest security threat from al-qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drug strikes in yemen to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy in other western targets. president obama appeared on the tonight show and says despite the terror alert americans should not cancel overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, find out what kind of precautions you should take, it still makes sense to take vacation. >> officials believe that man behind the plot is the leader of al-qaeda in yemen and he is known for designing underwear bombs and surgically implemented explosives. >> the san jose police department is struggling with low staffing and lower morale. last night the bay area largest city joined city across america to take a stand against crime. the police officers association says that the department is in a state of crisis especially after a weekend shooting that took the life of a 19-year-old nursing student from san jose state. detectives say saturday was the first time
about his organization youth for single room occupancy which will be honored by president obama in september. >> the while youths have spent so much time to educate people living in single room occupancies. >> we want to give our thanks to everyone who attended the meeting. if you would like to team up to host our next meeting go do our community page at abc7news.com/ community. we look forward to sharing the stories in the future on abc7 news. >> we look forward to sharing the weather forecast with mike nicco, at least. >> looking into the future maybe not so much drizzle as this morning with .02" of rain. but with the dry weather comes warmer weather in the seven-day outlook. >> three lucky people are multimillionaires today. where the winning powerball tickets were sold and the small are winners, still not too bad, in the bay area. our big news for a bay area little league team and what is next for them in the quest for a spot in the little >> coring daly city, dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> california is out of the luck when it comes to the ma
the winter olympics. >>> president obama says edward snowden is not a patriot for revealing government spying programs. coming up on "this week" george stephanopoulos speaks with snowden's father about his son's asylum in russia and what it means for u.s.-russian relations. you can watch "this week" here on abc7 at 8:00. >>> for many bay area students, back-to-school time is a little more than a week away, and to make sure some low-income kids have what they need, a program in san francisco handed out several of backpacks yesterday. each was stuffed with school supplies, courtesy of local groups and businesses. the public defender's office started the program back in 2006 to help disadvantaged students. >>> the world series dreams of the belmont redwood shores little leaguers ended last night with a loss in the western regional championship game in southern california. but there are plenty of fans waiting to welcome the all stars back home as heroes. those that were not able to make it to san bernardino gathered at the high school in belmont last night to often watch the game on our sister ne
their lives off a bridge and others dodged bullets in front of the four seasons hotel. president obama has asked egypt to lift the state of emergency declared earlier this week. >>> the eastern span of the golden gate bridge will open over labor day weekend. but what happens with the old one? we have more on the tear-down. >> they say we are a disposing society, easy come, easy go, new by gets old but when it comes to bridges we are still sentimental, apparently. >> i knew it was going away and we are thinking we are going to miss the old bridge. it's roughly a week and a half until the eastern span of the bay bridge becomes obsolete and abandoned, at least by cars. if you assume demolition would be easy, here comes andrew gordon to ward us off. >> it will be very complicated. >> millions of parts to join. a structure 8 1/4 miles long. >> it cost $77 million to bridge. seven decades later the eastern span alone will cost almost $300 million to bring down. the deconstruction, if you want to call it that, will take place in three different sections simultaneously by three different contracto
-opened. it was closed two weeks ago in response to what the obama administration said was a serious terrorist threat. >> a special on for a man many consider a living legend in the struggle emfor equality, the human rights commission honors clarence jones for his work with martin luther king jr. and is a former speechwriter and advisor to the late civil rights leader and currently is the first ever diverse at this time scholar at the university of san francisco. the event coincides with the anniversary of august 28 of the march on washington where king gave his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. >> ahead, seven things to know as you start the day. >> and a plan to bring tigers to a california community and we will hearges. >>> that's "america's money." make it a great day. i'm john muller. >> good morning, whether you are just joining us or head out the door, seven thing you need to know: it is dry. live doppler 7 hd shows thunderstorms are threatening the north bay. that bring as high fire danger. two, the red flag warning has everyone on heightened alert. keep 100 feet of defensible space aroun
anniversary of the march on washington. the trio join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the "let freedom ring" remembers dr. martin luther king jr. "i have a dream" speech and musicians are scheduled to perform, as well. >> attorneys for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover some of the $300,000 in george zimmerman legal expenses. he told a newspaper yesterday that the law requires the state to pay legal costs because george zimmermans with acquitted. after a five-week trial he was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> happening today on the peninsula the palo alto parks and recreation commission will consider an ordinance to make it illegal to feed wildlife and ferrell animals. our media partner reports places like the duck pond and palo alto nature preserve are off limits. officials say feeding wild live does more harm than good causing health problems, overcrowding, and impacting water quality. asan francisco public library is cracking down on bathroom con
obama's approach. but some republicans, including senator john mccain, are calling for the elimination of military aid. other republicans, such as congressman peter king, are more hesitant. >> a volcano in japan is erupting and sending a thick cloud of ash over a nearby city. this is mount sakurajima, it started blowing its top yesterday. you can see it spewing thick ash into the sky. however residents are used to this sort of thing. this is one of the most active volcanos in japan. its reported that this is the 500th eruption so far this year, and the biggest since 2000. >> an elderly woman is lucky to be alive after a pick up slammed into her petaluma home. it happened early yesterday morning on cleveland avenue near bodega avenue. emergency crews found a full-size pickup truck had smashed through the front door and destroyed the living room. the woman was in bed in a back bedroom listening to music at the time of the crash. she was was shaken but not injured. the driver of the truck took off from the crash. c-h-p says they still have no suspects at this time. >> the time 7:20 a.m..
shot him. >>> new this morning, a majority of california voters support president obama's health care reform law. the new field poll shows 53% of california voters support the law. 38% are opposed. the field poll finds supporters largely along party lines with democrats in favor and republicans oppose. here in the bay area and in los angeles, voters support health care reform by a 2-1 margin. opposition is stronger in the inland areas of the state. >>> new this morning, the san francisco fire department is taking a second look at its decision to ban helmet cams for its firefighters. that ban has been in place since 2009 but got new life when video from a firefighter's helmet at the asiana crash site resurfaced over the weekend. it showed footage right after the crash when a survivor was hit by a fire truck. the policy prohibits firefighters from recording emergencies without advance approval from the chief. though fire officials cite privacy concerns, they also say the footage has been useful to their investigation. and they'll consider making changes to the policy. >>> it's time to f
not be able to. the obama administration supports the parents in a brief in the court. two lower courts ruled only licensed professionals can administer the shots. >> orchard supply hardware has a new owner, it is official. >> trading is underway on wall street and the dow is down 31 points and we will go to skein king from the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, music fans shell out hundreds to see their favorite bands and they cannot get inside t >> covering walnut creek, burlingame, calculate belt, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, at 6:44. the golden gate bridge shows traffic moving fine but we have low clouds. our meteorologist says they will be clearing much more quickly today with the temperatures coming up. san jose an elderly man considered at risk is found safe. the 91-year-old was found near a shopping center this morning. he was reported missing yesterday. they were worried because he has alzheimer's disease and is disoriented but the man has been found, safe. >> asiana will give $10,000 to every survivor on board a flight that crashed at sfo last month.
. >> reporter: as the violence continues on the streets of egypt, there is word now the obama administration quietly suspended some aid to the country. according to the daily beast, the u.s. made the move despite the fact the military takeover in the country hasn't beneficially called a coup. egypt, a key u.s. ally, receives more than $1 billion a year in aid. >> there certainly are consequences for the actions that are taken by the interim government. >> reporter: lawmakers are debating whether cutting aid is the right move. >> that aid is really essential to the ability of the egyptian government to honor its peace agreement with israel. and to provide joint security. >> reporter: the chaos continues in the country. egyptian military leaders said they've obtained the head of the muslim brotherhood and the bodies of 25 police officers killed in an ambush by suspected islamic militants were taken back to a military base in cairo. now there is a growing fear about more tension with word that jailed ex-president hosni mubarak could soon be set free as he waits for retrial. a court ruling sayin
population. abc7 news. >> knew this morning, president obama is calling on congress to act on his plan that he says is a better bargain for the middle class. in his weekly address the president says the country has fought its way back from recession and started to lay a foundation for stronger economic growth. but he says more work needs to be done. he says middle class families need help getting good jobs, owning homes, getting affordable healthcare and securing retirement. >> there are no gimmicks when it comes to creating jobs. there are no tricks to growing the economy. reversing the long erosion of middle class security in this country won't be easy, but if we work together and take a few bold steps, and if washington is willing to set aside politics and focus on what really matters, we can grow our economy and give the middle class a better bargain. >> senator susan collins of maine delivered the gop address. she says obamacare discourages small businesses from creating jobs and hiring new employees. >>> bay bridge are putting new pieces of the span under the microscope after doz
seasons hotel. president obama has asked egypt to lift the state of emergency declared earlier this week. >> we know the new eastern span of the bay bridge will open over labor day weekend. but what happens to the old one? wayne freedman has more on the tear-down. >> they say we are a disposing society, easy come, easy go, newbie gets old but when it comes to bridges we are still sentimental, apparently. >> i knew it was going away and we are thinking we are going to miss the old bridge. it's roughly a week and a half until the eastern span of the bay bridge becomes obsolete and abandoned, at least by cars. if you assume demolition would be easy, here comes andrew gordon to ward us off. >> it will be very complicated. >> millions of parts to join. a structure 8 1/4 miles long. >> it cost $77 million to bridge. that was in the seven inflationary decades later the eastern span alone will cost almost $300 million to bring down. the deconstruction, if you want to call it that, will take place in three different sections simultaneously by three different contractors working from the top right
on president obama to pardon him. >> the north bay remains under a red flag warning and bay area fire departments are responding. >> a stunning request from the family of the man accused of kidnapping a teen and taking her to idaho and what they want from hannah anderson. you can see the bay, the bay bridge and trafficking is moving okay. mike will tell you about that and leyla gulen has the >> we are back at 6:39. and back in school at san lenadro starting today, 57 degrees, at 7:30 under clouds, and mostly sunny by the afternoon hours and 71 degrees. so, good luck and congratulations. we talk about the game at the coliseum, 12:35 first pitch, 71 and a high burn index here but it is because of the u.v. index and we will head over to at&t park at 12:45 we have 60 degrees also, and 64 and warming up to 66 and it will be breezy at times. if you travel around, the best chance of thunderstorms in the sierra, a smoky 94 in i don't -- in yosemite. >> as we look at our map you can see a buildup of slow downs over the a pass along 580 in livermore and it clears before you reach the dublin int
health care costs rise 11 percent and blame provisions of president obama's afford am health care plan including requirement that dependent children be covered until they are 26. >> wells fargo is cutting 2,300 mortgage-related jobs as demand if refinancing slumps. the kits include 500 people in california, 30 from walnut creek according to the san francisco business times adjusting the staffing and believes the mortgage market could take a nose dive. higher interest rates make refinancing less attractive to homeowners. >> whole foods wants to shed its expensive image and a group calling for starbucks boycott. >> advocates declared starbuck appreciation day to support the coffee chain stand on open carry gun laws. the group urged owners to drive business. some are calling for americans to skip starbuck on saturday on august 24, donate the money you would spent on the coffee to its mission which is advocating for advantager gun laws. >> on wall street, investors get the later numbers on jobless claims. the federal reserve is in support of stimulus cuts if the economy improves. >> whole
a rare honor, president obama today will award the medal of honor to staff sergeant from antioch. the army says he was serving in afghanistan in 2009 with the 4th infantry division when he went way above the call of duty and retrieved supplies if fellow soldiers while the understand was under attack by 200 taliban fighters and the sergeant is the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor for anxiouses in iraq or in afghanistan. >> now, mike nicco. >> good morning, everyone, thought we would start with the temperatures on the peninsula, it is homogenized. foster city is 62 and redwood city is 63 and palo alto is the warm spot at 64 degrees. everyone is in the low-to-mid 60's but santa rosa and novato and antioch at 59. we have live more and san jose at 64 and mountain view the warmer spots and san francisco is 60's and oakland and hayward and concord at 62. here is the day planner, we have minor drizzle, not a big deal, but it is out there. minor drizzle through 7:00, and temperatures are not moving at all. by 90 clouds back to the coast and 62. 66 around the bay and 74 inland. b
to be awarded the medal of honor from president obama. the 33-year-old staff sergeant learned last month he was chosen to receive the highest military honor. three years ago in afghanistan he braved enemy fire, twice, to save a fellow soldier. >> the burning man festival is underway today in the nevada desert and it could be the biggest one in the 30--year history after the maximum newspaper of people allows rode from 50,000 to 68,000 taking place in the black rock desert 9. >> check out this picture from take law to you cannot see from one side to the other because of the smoke being so thick. as far as what we are dealing with at home we will have sunshine by noon everywhere but for the coast and temperatures erupting from 62 at the coast to 86 inland. >> seven, a look at the bay bridge toll plaza an accident in and the number one lane is cleared but we have delays arm from berkeley as we go to the map we have this problem in san francisco, northbound 101 causing a pinch in the commute with one lane blocked and slow traffic coming away from the 280 extension. >> a little pinch? like that.
. >> the question now, will president obama still meet president putin at a summit here in moscow scheduled for early september and just before the g-20 in st. petersburg. that meeting is now looking a lot less likely. >> thank you. we want to get the white house reaction. let's go to peter alexander on duty there. good morning. what is the fallout there? >> savannah, good morning to you. this is going to strain already tense relationships between the two countries. no immediate reaction to the officials in the white house. they're still crafting the exact language, u.s. officials are in this case. be very clear. this is not the result the obama administration wanted in this case. for the last several months, they have been pressing, they have been pressuring the kremlin to expel edward snowden from that country because there's no extradition treaty between the u.s. and russia. in many way, their hands are tied. the president said i'm not going to scramble jets for a 29-year-old hacker. you heard from jim maceda saying just last week attorney general eric holder sent a letter to his counter
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